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Do Comets Stink?

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Rosetta takes a whiff of Comet 67P – and it reaks. *Welcome back, United Academics! Anyway… Way back in 2004, the space probe... Read More


Latest Theory of Everything to Hit the Physics Shelves

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‘Agravity’ may just tie together gravity and the other fundamental forces of nature. Agravity, short for ‘adimensional gravity’, is... Read More


Nature’s Magnifying Glass: Gravitational Lensing

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How gravitational lensing will help us get to understand dark matter and dark energy “…He whipped a tape measure and a large round mag... Read More


‘Most Colorful View of the Universe’

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The Hubble Space Telescope makes the hot and young among the stars visible. In the adapted image above, made by the Hubble Space Tele... Read More


You… Are Insignificant: Scale Of The Universe

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How to wrap one’s mind around large numbers: from galaxies to yourself. The screenshot above, from the website ‘Scales of the Unive... Read More


Do Nanoparticles Have A “Brand New” Property?

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Research reveals that nanoparticles can break the rules of thermodynamic: what do these findings imply? Are you an undergraduate who ... Read More


New Cool Space Discoveries

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Astronomers found the most Earth-like planet to date and more.  This past week all eyes were on the ring-bearer, the doppelganger, and ... Read More


715 New Worlds Added To Kepler’s Belt

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2014 a jackpot year for confirmed exoplanets by the now-retired space telescope. The Kepler space telescope discovered over 1,000 alien... Read More


Maxwell Equations And Knot Theory

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New solutions of the Maxwell equations with the form of a knot. The Maxwell equations are fundamental equations that describe the behav... Read More


Einstein’s Hidden Theory Uncovered

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Alternative Big Bang Theory found in an unpublished manuscript by Einstein.             ... Read More


How Silver Can Get Toxic

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'Systems-based’ approach reveals how algae respond to pollutant.   Humans have been using silver for millennia – as currenc... Read More


Spain Is Also Mathematically The Best Soccer Team

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Mathematicians use network theory to analyze soccer strategies. If you think that mathematics and soccer are two worlds far apart, then you... Read More


What Makes Our Solar System Stand Out

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How solar system arrangements and common planet types don't match our Solar System. If you’re a Star Trek fan, then chances are you k... Read More


The Milky Way Needs Pills, Too

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The Milky Way keeps up its star factory by absorbing magnetic gas clouds. Galaxies like our Milky Way make stars. In order to accomplis... Read More


You Use Nanoparticles Everyday: 4 Examples

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Brief list of the major nanomaterials in your daily products. Nanoparticles have existed throughout the history of the world and can eve... Read More


Humans Could Walk On Water

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Ig Nobel Prize in physics goes to research about walking on water on the moon. Every year in December, the Swedish Academy of Sciences hand... Read More


Ion Thrusters Made of Liquid

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This week starts a bit different with news from the world of material science, as it applies to space propulsion. Then an update on an ongoi... Read More


Bubbles and Bite: Why Fizzy Drinks Taste So Good

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Carbonated drinks get added bite from their bubbles. Why do we choose to drink the beverages that we do? When we reach for a cup of coffe... Read More


Explainer: Light-Years and Units For the Stars

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Astronomers regularly observe galaxies that are billions of light-years away The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy pretty much nailed sp... Read More


How Physics Can Destroy Earth

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Or, why particle colliders are not toys. Much of theoretical physics is intimately tied to quantum mechanics (QM) – the world of atom... Read More


Why Gravity is a Freaky Force of Nature

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Gravity simply  refuses to join in with the other forces in an all-encompassing theory of the Universe. Gravity seems simple enough to u... Read More


What Happens When Brains Venture Into Outer Space?

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Bone density partially at inner ear’s beckoning. Loren Acton, an American physicist that flew into space with NASA’s Space Shuttle pr... Read More


The Sudden Rise to Importance of Gliese 667

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Four new planets discovered, two of them are potentially habitable. Back on Tuesday June 25, the exoplanet newsfeed started going nuts ov... Read More


Quantum Mechanics Still Puzzles Scientists

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Two surveys show that scientists still disagree over the foundations of quantum mechanics. The American physicist Richard Feynman is famous... Read More


Dust Escaping from Black Holes May Form Stars

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Ejected gas and dust may well have gone on to form stars, reseachers say Matter escaping from the clutches of mysterious black holes ma... Read More


What Structures Can We See From Space?

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It’s not China’s Great Wall Nearly everyone has had a teacher, friend or local know-it-all insist that the Great Wall of China is the o... Read More


Lunar Crater Discovery Helps Unlock Moon’s Secrets

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New discovery boosts our understanding of the origin of the moon. Curtin University researchers have identified 280 new lunar craters, a ... Read More


New Method Images Single Molecules and Atoms

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The ultimate dream of nanotechnology is to be able to manipulate matter atom by atom. To do that, we first need to know what they look l... Read More


Einstein to Weinstein

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The Lone Genius is an exception to the rule Developing a Theory of Everything is physics' Holy Grail. So could it have been completed in ... Read More


Why Some of Us Must Leave Planet Earth

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We must find another permanent home amongst the stars, and here’s how. Over a month ago, Katja posted an article about a Dutch comp... Read More


When Falling Stars Become Death Stars

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What happens when rocks from outer space hit the Earth? We got lucky with that fireball that exploded over Chelyabinsk back in February of ... Read More


5 Things We’ve Learned About Mars in 10 Years

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After several landing missions what do we now know about the red planet? Over the past decade there have been several missions to Mars ... Read More


High Energy Neutrinos: Extraterrestrial?

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Neutrinos discovered that are not from the earth's atmosphere. Researchers at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the University of Madi... Read More


Three Good, Solid Thought Experiments on Alien Life

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What would extraterrestial life really look like? The 21st century has seen its particular fill of shows and movies depicting various ali... Read More


Top 5 Up and Coming Space Programs

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Beyond the big three, these are the space programs to watch. At this point in the history of space research, we are quite accustomed to new... Read More


Video: Experimental Marshmallow Shooting in the White House

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Young inventor gets help from the chief Joey Hudy, an 8th grade science fair champ from Phoenix, Arizona, shows off how his air cannon ... Read More